Measuring Hood Openings

Updated 16th May 2013

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ome pictures of hoods to give you an idea of how they look like with different-sized openings:-

cloaks with smooth hood to cloak joint
smooth and with no gathers

Construction Tip:

  • Assemble cloak / cape and adjust neckline to finished size including gathers if any before cutting the hood.
  • Don garment and drape a towel over your head to the preferred size of opening from the cape / cloak neckline
This method gives a closer measurement to your preferred size of opening rather than using a measuring tape.   When in doubt, add extra inches; especially if you want to make a gathered hood for extra fullness.